It seems like there’s an irresistible gravitational pull that draws us to scissors. I mean, we all know very well what the quarantine haircut is. If you’re one of the few lucky ones who hasn’t experienced it (just yet,) check out our previous post on people doing their hair in the lockdown. Spoilers: it ended badly.
But this time, the dogs are taking the hit. Because people have somehow come to the conclusion that grooming their four-legged friend at home is a must-do. “I don’t think he’ll ever trust a human again,” one Twitter user wrote about his mom’s decision to “try grooming the dog.” Don’t tell me you didn’t see it coming.
Let’s take a look at our selection of some of the funniest canine haircut casualties down below. If you’re still considering becoming a first-time groomer yourself, think again, and then, think once more.
Groomer Closed Due To Covid19. Wife Told Me To Trim The Dog. Hold My Beer
Help Me! My Mom Did My Grooming. I Was In Desperate Need About 4 Weeks Ago. I Look Like A Chinchilla
Not even a global lockdown can stop people from giving their pets a haircut. That fact alone gets the owner in closer proximity to his four-legged companion, which may not be dangerous per se, since there’s no solid evidence it can be transmitted between species.
Bored Panda contacted Hayley Byrne-Ingle, a groomer at The Kennel Club, to find out things you should know before giving your dog a haircut. Hayley urges people to remember that “a lot can go wrong without the correct training” and “clippers or scissors on a moving target is not as easy as most people think!”
The most common mistake people make when grooming at home is “reaching straight for the clippers used for human hair,” Hayley told us. “These clippers usually have one very short blade and used on dogs will take their coat very short!” she explained.
This Is The Mug Of A Dog Who Is Plotting His Revenge Against Me For Giving Him A Home Haircut
Take It From Mash And Wait Until The Professionals Are Back
Another common mistake is bathing your dog at home without brushing prior. “A lot of dogs now will be getting long and smelly and it’s very tempting to bathe them,” but this is a big mistake, warns Hayley. “Bathing without brushing can lead to matting of the coat as a small single knot when water is added can form a layer of mats.”
The professional groomer recommends letting the pros do their job. When grooming your dog at home, there’s a great chance of injuries that “can leave your dog with a bad experience.” She suggests investing in a good brush, which will also help you to bond with your furry friend.
The Centers for Disease Control And Prevention reports that “some coronaviruses that infect animals can sometimes be spread to humans and then spread between people, but it’s rare.” The current outbreak likely started from an animal source, but the exact source of the virus is unknown.
The first animal case that tested positive for the virus was a tiger with a respiratory illness at a zoo in New York City. Nevertheless, “Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.”